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Tuesday
Nov022010

Black magic behind illegal owl trade in India

TRAFFIC India exposes the surreptitious owl trade in India

New Delhi, India, 2nd November 2010—Use of owls in black magic and sorcery driven by superstition, totems and taboos is one of the prime drivers of the covert owl trade, finds a TRAFFIC India investigation into the illegal trade, trapping and utilization of owls in India.

TRAFFIC India’s report entitled “Imperilled Custodians of the Night” was launched today by Shri Jairam Ramesh, Hon. Minister of Environment and Forests at his office in New Delhi.

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Tuesday
Nov022010

INTERPOL’s Operation RAMP targets illegal reptile trade

Lyon, France, 2nd November 2010—A worldwide operation co-ordinated by INTERPOL in 51 countries across five continents targetted the illegal trade in reptiles and amphibians and resulted in many arrests and the seizure of thousands of animals and illicit products worth more than EUR25 million.

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Monday
Nov012010

Eels flounder as scientists’ advice goes unheeded

Cambridge, UK, 1st November 2010—On the day the fishing season for juvenile European Eels begins, the European Union (EU) has still to decide what quantities can be legally exported.

The European Eel faces a very bleak future unless levels of fishing are seriously reduced and trade levels adapted accordingly warns TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network.

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Friday
Oct292010

A ray of light from the land of the rising sun

TRAFFIC welcomes new protocol on access and benefit-sharing (ABS)

Nagoya, Japan, early morning 30th October, 2010—Right at the close, delegates to the Tenth Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD CoP10) have cleared the three remaining obstacles in the way of a positive conclusion of the world’s framework Convention on conservation of biological resources.

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Thursday
Oct282010

Seized notebooks give unique insight into scale of illicit pangolin trade

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 28th October 2010—Stunning figures in traffickers’ logbooks indicate massive illegal capture and trade in endangered pangolins or scaly anteaters, finds a new TRAFFIC study.

A Preliminary Assessment of Pangolin Trade in Sabah analyses logbooks seized following a raid by Sabah Wildlife Department in 2009 on a syndicate’s pangolin trafficking premises in Kota Kinabalu, the capital city of the Malaysian State of Sabah in north Borneo.

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Thursday
Oct282010

Raja and Jackie: The new champions fighting wildlife crime

New Delhi, India, 28th October 2010—Jackie, one of the newly qualified dogs under TRAFFIC India and WWF-India’s sniffer dog training programme, along with her handlers Mr Padam Singh Rajput and Mr Shivram, helped apprehend two poachers in Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh this Tuesday.

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Tuesday
Oct262010

Plant conservation should focus on poverty alleviation

Nagoya, Japan, Tuesday 26th October, 2010—Using plant diversity sustainably with a focus on poverty alleviation should be the future strategy for plant conservation in Asia according to a report launched today by TRAFFIC’s programme partner, IUCN.

The report emphasizes how sustainable use of plants should be integrated into development plans, and climate change adaption and regional co-operation are also vital components for conserving plant diversity.

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Tuesday
Oct262010

Lack of paperwork lands tortoise seller 24 week suspended sentence

Cambridge, UK, 26th October 2010—Robert Struthers, a UK-based tortoise seller, has received a 24 week suspended jail sentence after illegally selling 11 threatened tortoises without the relevant government permits.

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